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The surveillance recordings were requisitioned by police to identify the thief.
  to officially request, demand, or take something; or the form used to make such a request
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requisition requisitions requisitioned requisitioning
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  • The surveillance recordings were requisitioned by police to identify the thief.
  • The protesters were put in a bus requisitioned by police to hold them.
  • Every bit of electric wire had been requisitioned.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • "—hoping that Valentine would be Peter, but milder. She was too mild. And so we requisitioned you."
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • We may not part until you have promised to comply with my requisition.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He made some requisitions on others that Mrs. Harker could not quite hear or understand.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It was fairly quiet on our sector, so the quartermaster who remained in the rear had requisitioned the usual quantity of rations and provided for the full company of one hundred and fifty men.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I ordered three larger weapons, Mr. Hammond, but you cut the requisition, so we got only one.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • When he had crushed his finger in the door, he had quickly, gasping into the speaker, notified his mother; she had hastily requisitioned relief-of-pain medication which had promptly been delivered to his dwelling.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • She claims that since Anatole gave her the bow, and since it was Anatole who requisitioned her to teach school, she must not be breaking any social customs.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • ...the truckloads of fruit would be theirs to dispose of any way they saw fit once Yossarian had requisitioned them from the mess hall with Doc Daneeka’s letter.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Here are the requisitions.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Her lips, pursed so tightly they sometimes lost all their color, as if all her blood was requisitioned to her hands.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • A few boats would be requisitioned from the harbor and pressed into service, and in the morning everyone would go.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I recalled then the multiple requisitions I had just sent by courier to Rangoon for morphine and ether, as our supply for surgery was curiously dwindling, despite our not having conducted any recent procedures.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I shall have to ask for a requisition for more A— 21 cards.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Madame Ruelle finds Marie-Laure that evening in a requisitioned school.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Requisitioning.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • It’s like a requisition center, Tally.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Hence it is, that at times like these the drugg, comes into requisition.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I have requisitioned more perimeter guards.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • If you want tubing, machine work, aluminum sheeting, just tell Leon Ferro and I’ll sign his requisition.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We got Gearhart to requisition some gloves and baseballs from battalion supply.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • I’m not going to requisition a new typewriter.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Adele and I had now to vacate the library: it would be in daily requisition as a reception-room for callers.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The boy had been caught stealing some of the requisitioned hay in a barn, probably just an armful.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • A patrol which was returning to the Arsenal post having passed him, he made a requisition on it, and caused it to accompany him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was by no means his daughter’s wish that the intellects of Highbury in general should be put under requisition.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He had no ear for music himself, and never went to church, as being of the medical profession, and likely to be in requisition for delicate cows.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • So I played host and took Odysseus home, saw him well lodged and fed, for we had plenty; then I made requisitions-barley, wine, and beeves for sacrifice-to give his company abundant fare along with him.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • And I deprive my people to that end with requisitioning for you—supplies, to build your strength and strength of heart.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Learning that military supplies were being allocated for various kinds of reconstruction, he got requisition slips for "conversion materials" from the prefectural government and began a hunt for things he could use or sell.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The arm of his tyrant grew weaker, and was finally palsied; and then the constable’s services were in constant requisition.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She went to phone the blood bank on Level II and asked them to hurry on the requisition.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He knows that all Ratched has to do is pick up that phone you see sitting at her elbow and call the supervisor and mention, oh, say, that the doctor seems to be making a great number of requisitions for Demerol-
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • One farmer had a stand offering cold milk for sale, at outrageous prices, and after Chamberlain was past there was a scuffle and some of the men requisitioned the milk and told him to charge it to the U.S. Guvmint.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • But when the news trickled back that Lee had issued orders that no private property in Pennsylvania should be touched, that looting would be punished by death and that the army would pay for every article it requisitioned—then it needed all the reverence the General had earned to save his popularity.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Each day Tsugi—"Sue"—requisitioned a steer from the slaughterhouse and fed it through her gas grinder.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They spread the cousin’s sackcloth on the grass, and put the stores of the alforjas into requisition, and all three sitting down lovingly and sociably, they made a luncheon and a supper of it all in one; and when the sackcloth was removed, Don Quixote of La Mancha said, "Let no one rise, and attend to me, my sons, both of you."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Some are petitioning the State to dissolve the Union, to disregard the requisitions of the President.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • How Anne’s more rigid requisitions might have been taken is of little consequence.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • All our china, silver and glass had been called into requisition, and was arranged upon the spotless damask cloth.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I might be able to requisition a gallon or two here and there but then the word would get around and they’d be watching for us.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The slate comes into requisition again, but the word he wants to write he cannot remember.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He and his books were in frequent requisition as to property confiscated and made national.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But he had used a hammock; that, Captain Fellows supposed, he must have regarded as a requisition.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • You have no authority to requisition stock from us.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Was it an announcement that all was ready for the final attack on the imperialist West? A list of Party members who were late paying their dues, or a requisition for more toilet paper?
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The toilets and floodlights and all other equipment would have had to be borrowed or requisitioned.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Suddenly, like a jack-in-a-box, a lieutenant from the Dorsets popped up from the cellar of a municipal building that had been requisitioned for a headquarters.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
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